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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | April 4, 2011
A Berkeley County woman will plead guilty to two felony counts of child neglect and will testify against her co-defendant in a case involving the abuse of the man’s two children last year, under an agreement discussed during a hearing Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Karen S. Boback, 44, and her boyfriend, Jesse A. Lafferty, 33, both of 292 Labonte Drive, were indicted in February on felony charges of child abuse causing serious bodily injury, gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury or death, and conspiracy.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | February 27, 2004
HERSHEY, Pa. - The boy who suffered a severe arm injury after being struck by an SUV in the front yard of his Williamsport home Sunday was listed in fair condition at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center Thursday, a center spokeswoman said. Monte Jones, a Williamsport councilman and the father of Tyler Jones, 12, said his son has had several surgical procedures at the medical center during the week, and that, despite concerns from authorities, his arm did not have to be amputated. On Sunday, a Jeep Cherokee hopped a curb at 6:15 p.m., struck Tyler Jones and pinned him on the ground in the front yard of his 215 Artizan St. home, deputies said.
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November 6, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - An aggravated assault charge has been filed against a Waynesboro woman who police have accused of throwing her cat at a dog warden. Waynesboro police allege Aimee Thorsen, of 604 Clayton Ave., threw the cat in the passenger's side window of the vehicle operated by Pennsylvania Dog Law Enforcement Officer Georgia Martin on Oct. 22. The cat's rabies vaccination history was being investigated because it bit someone the day before, Police Chief Ray Shultz said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | October 19, 2011
The mother of a 2-month old boy who died in December 2010 from blunt force trauma to the head and her boyfriend were indicted Wednesday by a Berkeley County grand jury on multiple charges. Jessica Lynn Skupnick, 23, of 192 Butterfly Lane, Hedgesville, W.Va., and Dominic Michael Hall, 19, who is incarcerated at Eastern Regional Jail, were both indicted on two felony counts of death of a child by a parent, custodian or guardian, single counts of child neglect resulting in death, gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury and conspiracy, according to their indictments, which were released by Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely's office.
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By HEATHER KEELS | November 11, 2008
BOONSBORO - Police say a Boonsboro man was driving under the influence of alcohol Saturday when he struck another vehicle, fled from police and struck a woman, according to charging documents filed in Washington County District Court. Michael Anthony Yeagy, 48, of 234 S. Main St., faces 13 traffic charges, including DUI, attempting to elude police and failure to stop at the scene of an accident involving bodily injury, according to court records. Boonsboro Police Officer Shawn M. Faith wrote that at about 7 p.m., he saw Yeagy accelerate his pickup truck into the back of another vehicle headed east on North Main Street, then back off. The truck also crossed the center line at least five times, Faith wrote.
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July 3, 2012
A head injury to a 22-month-old girl last month led police to charge a 23-year-old woman with abuse and neglect, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Krystal Lynn McLaughlin of no fixed address was arraigned Monday by Magistrate JoAnn Overington on two counts of child abuse resulting in injury, one count of child neglect creating risk of injury and one count of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, according to court documents. Police said in court documents that McLaughlin admitted to striking the girl's buttocks area four times with a laptop computer power cord on June 18 while her husband was at work.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 3, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A jury in Berkeley County Circuit Court deliberated less than an hour on Thursday before finding a Hedgesville, W.Va., woman guilty in connection with the death of her 7-month-old son in August 2008. Monica W. Boggs, 20, of 8791 Hedgesville Road, was convicted of three felonies -- death of a child by a parent, custodian or guardian or other person by child abuse; child abuse causing bodily injury; and gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 2, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A West Virginia University pathologist testified Wednesday during the trial of a Hedgesville, W.Va., woman charged in her son's death that there were "signs of abuse" to the 7-month-old boy who died Aug. 19, 2008. Matrina Schmidt, who performed the autopsy on Skylar Boggs, testified in Berkeley County Circuit Court that fractures and bruises, along with trauma-induced brain hemorrhaging, led her to rule the boy's death as a homicide caused by blunt force trauma.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | February 18, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A man accused of killing his supposed drug supplier in June 2008 and burying the body behind his mobile home in a shallow grave near Falling Waters, W.Va., was indicted Wednesday by a Berkeley County grand jury seated this week for the February term of circuit court. Carl Eugene "Gene" Manford, 50, of 230 Kurtis Drive, was indicted on felony counts of first-degree murder and grand larceny in the death of James Darrell Tucker, according to Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Jean Games-Neely's office.
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September 6, 2011
The trial for a Berkeley County man accused of starving two children in his care and locking them in the basement of his home was postponed until Jan. 24 to allow his new attorney more time to prepare for the case. Jesse A. Lafferty, 33, of 292 Labonte Drive, along with his girlfriend, Karen S. Boback, were indicted on felony charges of child abuse causing serious bodily injury, gross child neglect creating substantial risk of bodily injury or death and conspiracy. Defense attorney Christopher J. Prezioso was appointed last month to represent Lafferty after his public defender, Joseph Whiteoak III, requested to withdraw from the case, citing an ethical conflict involving his office.
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